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spotlight  IN THE SPOTLIGHT:

What's New for ISHLT 2013 in Montréal


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Photo credit: © Marc Cramer, Montréal Convention Center (Palais des congrès de Montréal)

Free Wifi can be accessed throughout the convention center, in the sessions, in the exhibit hall, in the public spaces, even outside and door-to-door to many of the official ISHLT hotels! We will have people tweeting about the sessions during the sessions - look for the ISHLT meeting hash tag and plan to engage!


In an effort to enhance the General Poster Session experience for the 2013 ISHLT Annual Meeting and to better communicate the value the Society places on the work presented in Poster format, we plan to delegate experienced members to act as Poster Mentors who will be charged with the responsibility of reviewing a small number of abstracts prior to the meeting so that they can have a productive face-to-face discussion with the Poster presenter who will be present at their posters during the attended Poster viewing sessions. In addition, we will be pairing our senior member mentors with more junior members who will be denoted as Poster Discussants with the aim of developing experience with the interpretation and analysis of this particular format. This should facilitate an instructive dialogue and engage the poster presenter in a slightly more formal manner than the previous ad hoc arrangements. Be sure to join us in the poster hall each day after the last oral sessions for these informative and lively discussions.


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Photo credit: © Marc Cramer, Palais des congrès de Montréal (Montréal Convention Center)

The JFTC is excited to extend an invitation to ISHLT's trainee and junior faculty members to attend our annual JFTC Mentor Luncheon Meet & Greet! This year's luncheon will take place on Wednesday, April 24th, 2013 from 12:15-2:15 PM at the Palais des Congrès de Montréal. We have invited several of our distinguished ISHLT faculty to join us while we discuss a variety of topics relevant to early career development. The session is casual and open, and will include plenty of time to ask questions of our renowned mentors, all of whom are excited to continue in the tradition of guiding future leaders in the field. The session is available to any conference registrant who is a trainee or in the early stage of his/her career; however pre-registration for the event is required. Registration is limited to the first 100 student/resident/fellow members of ISHLT who are registered for the meeting. Cost is $15.00 which includes a box lunch. See REGISTRATION for more details. This event is an additional but separate opportunity from the JFTC Paired Mentorship Program, which facilitates individual mentorship pairings based on your specific academic interests. Details for the individual Mentor Program will be forthcoming in a future email announcement. We hope that you will participate in both the Mentor Program and the Luncheon, and we look forward to seeing you in Montréal! — Jason Gluck, Sitaramesh Emani, and Pali Shah


The 2013 Program Committee members have compiled a list of Abstract Session Highlights featuring summaries from the following disciplines: Basic Science, Heart Failure and Transplantation, Infectious Diseases, Junior Faculty, Mechanical Circulatory Support, Pediatric Transplantation, Pulmonary Hypertension, Pharmacy & Pharmacology, and Pulmonary Transplantation. Go to Spotlight: Abstract Session Highlights to read the summaries.


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Photo credit: © Tourisme Montréal, Stéphan Poulin, Palais des congrès de Montréal (Montréal Convention Center)